Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
July 07, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
Instead of looking in a mirror,
look out the window.

Weekly Wellness Radio Show

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

July 07, 2009 Show - Eva Mor, PhD, an epidemiologist and specialist in gerontology and health care management and author of Making the Golden Years Golden. Learn how to set up for a better quality of life not only as your parents age, but as you age.

June 30, 2009 Show - John W. James is a grief consultant, provides seminars and certification programs in the US and Canada, a founder of the Grief Recovery Institute and co-author of The Grief Recovery Handbook. It is possible to recover from grief and move beyond loss.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • People with memory problems who are depressed are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease compared to people who are not depressed, according to a study published in Neurology.
  • For many women who suffer from migraines, pregnancy can be a period of relief from their headaches. Studies have found that preexisting migraines diminish or disappear in 42% to 98% of pregnant women. However, new, persistent, or worsening migraines during pregnancy can signal a serious problem that could result in a stroke new study suggests that memory repression may actually help people who experience trauma.
  • Testosterone decreases after the ingestion of sugar – something for men to think about. Also, in middle-aged and older men with low testosterone levels, long-term testosterone replacement therapy greatly improves their fatty liver disease and their risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, a new study found.
  • It is well known that chronic pain and clinical depression go together, but a study in The Journal of Pain shows that the connection between pain and depression is strongest in middle-age women and African Americans.
  • Scientific evidence shows vitamin D may go beyond its traditionally known role in maintaining bone integrity, according to new research presented at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo earlier this month. It may play a role in preventing autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, some types of cancer (breast, ovarian, colorectal and prostate).
  • A study of the behaviors elicited from the musical lyrics of common songs is showing that patriotic songs may make participants close-minded and prejudiced while songs like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” may stimulate a pro-social response
  • Primary care clinicians and their staff appear to fail to inform some patients, or to fail to document informing patients, about abnormal results on outpatient medical tests, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
  • Among older adults, less frequent participation in social activity is associated with a more rapid rate of motor function decline.
  • A phase II study showed effects of short-term green tea use on prostate cancer; 1) Green tea reduced incidence, progression of prostate cancer; 2) the right combination of polyphenols can slow prostate cancer.
  • A study by researchers at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health has found that quercetin, a powerful antioxidant, significantly boosts endurance and fitness. Quercetin is found in the skins of red apples, red onions, berries and grapes and has implications not only for athletes and soldiers whose energy and performance are tested to the extreme, but also for average adults who battle fatigue and stress daily.

Article of the Week
What Your Coffee Choice Says About You

Coffee used to be maligned as stress-inducing and spiking blood pressure. However, recent studies have hailed coffee as a good source of anti-oxidants. It boosts mood, memory, and focus; for most regular coffee drinkers there is no hike in blood pressure. Some researchers claim that coffee drinkers are less likely to get gallstones, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes and colon cancer. Coffee is a social thing and can mellow you out by generating positivism. You don't need to read tea leaves to figure out who you are.

There are coffee personalities; this means the kind of coffee you drink can speak volumes about your personality. Many of us don't know who we are or what we want out of life; the coffee we like can provide a much-needed clue. The body doesn't lie while the mind can rationalize anything.According to Alan Hirsch, MD the Director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, "Today the type of coffee someone prefers really makes a social statement. more

Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

My recently released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley).

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Addicted To Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, and Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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